Idaho man arrested in hunting death

Saturday, November 27th 2004, 11:38 am
By: News On 6

ANTLERS, Okla. (AP) _ An Idaho man has been arrested on a manslaughter complaint in the shooting death of a friend while deer hunting in southeastern Oklahoma, authorities said.

Willis Dale Jordan, 71, of Castle Ford, Idaho, is accused of shooting Tryon Lee Thain, 53, of Wright City as they were hunting together Wednesday near Antlers.

Jordan told authorities he was shooting at movement in the brush, said Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

The shot ``hit his friend in the head, killing him instantly,'' Brown said.

Jordan was released from the Pushmataha County jail on his own recognizance and is to return to the district attorney's office Monday to discuss the incident, according to a sheriff's deputy.